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Definition of "fourscore" []

  • Four times twenty; eighty. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fourscore" in a sentence
  • "Then she took reckoning of the dead and found that he had slain fourscore of the Knights, and other twenty had taken to flight. 202 When she saw what work he had made with them she said to him, Allah bless thee, O Sharrkan!"
  • "156 Within fourscore years after the death of Christ, 157 the humane Pliny laments the magnitude of the evil which he vainly attempted to eradicate."
  • "At last one Mr. Wood a mean ordinary man, a hard-ware dealer, procured a patent under his Majesty's Broad Seal to coin fourscore and ten thousand pounds in copper for this kingdom, which patent however did not oblige any one here to take them, unless they pleased."